Benny Goodman - Quotes

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Too many young musicians today want to win polls before they learn their instruments.

Too many young musicians today want to win polls before they learn their instruments.

After you've done all the work and prepared as much as you can, what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good time. ---->>>

If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice. ---->>>

To this day, I don't like people walking on stage not looking good. You have to look good. If you feel special about yourself then you're going to play special. ---->>>

Sometimes when you start losing detail, whether it's in music or in life, something as small as failing to be polite, you start to lose substance. ---->>>

Some of the overflow audience actually sat on the stage. ---->>>

One way or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn't keep on, you'll find 'em. The obstacles are all there; there are a million of 'em. ---->>>

I remember Glenn Miller coming to me once, before he had his own band, saying, How do you do it? How do you get started? It's so difficult. I told him, I don't know but whatever you do don't stop. Just keep on going. ---->>>

As soon as it was understood that we could handle things in our own way, it was the thrill of my life to walk out on that stage with people just hemming the band in. ---->>>

That night at Carnegie Hall was a great experience. When the thing was first put up to me I was a little dubious, not knowing just what would be expected of us. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-30, 1909
Birthplace:
Die: 06-13, 1986
Occupation: Musician

Benjamin David Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the "King of Swing". In the mid-1930s, Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in the United States. His concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 16, 1938 is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music (wikipedia)